Film Composer James Newton Howard Give His Advice to Artists – Mason Pelt Media

Film Composer James Newton Howard Give His Advice to Artists – Mason Pelt Media

I never knew how to answer that question with the best advice. I’ve always believed that if someone is truly gifted that they will rise to the top. That they will get noticed. Now, that doesn’t mean that a lot of people that aren’t that gifted don’t get noticed too. They do. But, I think the most talented people that I’ve encountered have succeeded or are in the process of succeeding and I think will succeed. So, I would say my best advice is to, I guess copy the people that are the best, that are the greatest in the beginning and see how they did it and then at that process eventually becomes, one owns that process at a certain point. I remember, Jerry Goldsmith was my hero for years and years and years. And, I think he was, my scores sounded a lot like Jerry Goldsmith for a long time. And you could do a lot worse. And that’s okay with me. And then eventually, the more I did it, the more I gained confidence, my own voice would start to emerge. So I guess the best thing that people can do is just constantly write as much as they can. I can’t think of what else you can do other than just write, write, write, write, write.

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  1. Let me ask you a question. What films have you scored and how many of them have been nominated for Oscars?

  2. James Newton Howard hasn't won an Oscar yet (which is ridiculous) and Hans Zimmer won for The Lion King. Zimmer and Howard's Batman scores weren't nominated for oscars.

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